Rural Gateway Peer-to-Peer Conference Call
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM):
A Discussion of Best Practices in Rural Communities
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer conference call. Scheduled for March 28, 2018, this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about the HUD STEM initiative that is targeted to urban and rural communities.
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing/Community and Supportive Services Division STEM Innovation Networks Initiative is a place-based program that allows public housing authorities (PHAs) to work with disconnected and school age youth in HUD assisted communities to participate in hands-on STEM activities designed to engage, excite and inspire students. State of the art equipment and technology is used to impart learning strategies to spark and sustain a career in STEM. The Initiative’s comprehensive workshops engage and mentor participants in a myriad of interesting activities related to STEM fields. For success to occur, a “pipeline approach” is critical where students receive continuous learning, training, exposure, and hands on application from a young age through entry into the job/career market. Reinforcement is encouraged in the home/community with attention to address barriers that might hinder success, such as household challenges and school difficulties.
Join HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development in an open forum on STEM opportunities in rural communities.
Speakers will include:
Topics to be discussed
- Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Moderator, Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Jerryl Bennett, HUD Liaison, Federal Interagency STEM Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- HUD’s STEM Innovation Networks Initiative
- Public Housing Authorities serving rural communities
- STEM Technology
Format of the call
Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on Monday, March 26, 2018. Please include your name and organization.
Call-in instructions and additional materials will be emailed to participants on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The 60-minute call will include presentations and a Q&A session.
If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).